HSA Prep Visual Arts

The HSA Prep Visual Arts Program is a pre-professional program designed for the young artist age 12-18 who is interested in pursuing a career in the visual arts. The program provides rigorous training in the fundamentals of studio and digital arts, including drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, computer art and web design.

Students will also be well-versed in art history and theory. As students develop their skills in each of these fields they will create a portfolio of work that meets the high standards of collegiate art and academic programs, providing a solid foundation from which to become a professional artist.

Audition Requirements:

PART I - Portfolio Review

  • Each applicant is required to submit, for review, a digital portfolio of original work, on CD-R.

  • The applicant’s digital portfolio should include from
    10-15 pieces of work.

  • All art images must be in a HIGH-RESOLUTION JPEG format at 300dpi.

  • Submitted digital portfolios WILL NOT be returned. It is recommended that applicants make additional copies of the CD-R for their personal records at the time of the production of their materials.

PART II - Drawing Exam

  • Applicants will be asked to demonstrate specific skills by completing 3 drawing exercises.

  • Approximately 30 minutes will be provided for each exercise:

    Using a drawing pencil, draw:
    1. A live model
    2. A still life
    3. Illustrate a given topic/theme
      (i.e. summer vacation)

For further Information contact:

Ronald Alexander, HSA Prep Director
212.926.4100 x332


The Registration Office desk will close at 6pm this week, March 13 - 19.

Due to the weather and late announcement from NYC Public Schools that after-school programs are canceled, all HSA group classes and private lessons are now canceled today, February 13, and the administrative office will close at 6PM.

The HSA administrative office will close at 6 PM today.

SPRING 2014 Classes begin Saturday, January 25! There's still time to register!

HSA is open and operating with regular hours today!

Due to the expected severity of today's storm, all classes and private lessons are cancelled for today. The administration office will close close at 5pm today.

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